Autograph letter signed to Mr. [John James] Hattstaedt, founder of the American Conservatory of Music. Arthur FOOTE.

Autograph letter signed to Mr. [John James] Hattstaedt, founder of the American Conservatory of Music

2 pp. Octavo. On personal letterhead, with "Arthur Foote, 2 West Cedar Street, Boston, Mass." printed in red to upper left corner. Dated March 7 [no year].

Mentioning his violin sonata performed in Chicago by Mr. Liebling, a quartet for piano and strings that he performed with the Kneisel Quartet, his hopes for the success of an upcoming concert, and sends his correspondent some 'cello pieces that were played at a concert in New York "a month or two ago."

"My violin sonata which was published last autumn has already been played in Chicago, a month ago, by Mr. Liebling... A quartet for piano and strings... is not (it is ms.) readable by anyone but the person who wrote."

Slightly worn and browned; creased at folds; ink slightly faded.

Foote was an American composer, organist, pianist and teacher. "In his finest works [he] was a memorable composer. His style, firmly placed in the Romantic tradition, is characterized by lyrical melodies, expressive phrasing, and clear formal structure. He excelled in writing for strings and achieved particular popularity in his lifetime with the Suite in E major op.63 and A Night Piece for flute and strings. Of his works for full orchestra, the Four Character Pieces after the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám op.48 is noteworthy for its colourful instrumental writing. His strong melodic gift is exemplified in such songs as I’m wearing awa’ and An Irish Folk Song."Wilma Reid Cippolla in Grove online

Hattstaedt (1851-1931) founded the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago in 1886 and served as its president from that date until his death. Item #22142

Price: $350.00  other currencies

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